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Story Night: Glad Tidings Came To Him Whilst He Prayed

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Sajid Ahmed Umar

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smilla rahmanir rahim hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah ala alihi wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman kathira elomi. Dean a Marburg, probably Shara sadri SLE Emery while ocata melissani of cocconi of praise belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala we praise Him and seek his assistance and guidance, and we seek refuge in Allah from the evil of ourselves and the adverse consequences of our deeds. Whomsoever Allah guides, then can misguide and serve Allah misguides then can guide and peace and salutations be upon the final messenger, Muhammad Ali Abdullah Saleh Allahu alayhi wa sallam, I be witness that there is no one worthy of worship besides one Allah, and that

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Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is His Messenger. Idea is brothers and sisters in Islam. I'm giving you a heads up because I found a recurring practice of silence after afforded you the greeting throughout the several programs we've had here in Birmingham looks like it's a Birmingham thing that when people greet you, you just stare back at them. So I'm giving you a heads up that I'm about to greet you. Are you ready to receive it?

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That doesn't sound like it. Are you ready to receive it? by Sarah moolah Haley comm or Uber rocket.

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umbrella we didn't have to repeat the salon. This time. It's a great pleasure as always,

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to be with you all. And today marks are this particular sitting marks our third program for today in this Masjid and our fourth

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in terms of the couple of days that we've had together. And this particular program is titled glad tidings came to him whilst he prayed. And the reason why we've titled this program,

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as we have is because this series or campaign is a Salah related campaign. As was announced

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yesterday, the Minister is embarking on this unique several week campaign, bringing people back to the prayer title conversations with Allah and glad tidings came to him whilst he prayed is a translation of the ayah in the Quran in which Allah subhanho wa Taala said, well who are caught in Will you suddenly fill me? Fill me horrible fernet that will melodica well, who are caught in Will you suddenly fill me up that the angels came to him and brought him the glad tidings whilst he was praying in his place of worship. And this ayah is related to the an incident with zecharia alaihe salam, the courier is Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah describes him in Surah Maria, as a token

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of Allah subhanho wa Taala has mercy on Earth. It's quite phenomenal and amazing how he's received this type of entitlement. Allah subhanho wa Taala describes him or cites him as a token and a sign of Allah subhanho wa Taala has mercy

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on earth, and Allah subhanho wa Taala has many signs from Allah subhanho wa Taala science is Maryam Allah, his Salah, the surah that

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tells us about the cariari salaam being a token of Allah on earth is actually titled after her surah Maria and Allah tells us in the Quran that her son Marisa alayhis salam is a sign of Allah subhanho wa Taala on Earth, the cariari Salim has been titled by Allah as a sign of Allah's mercy on earth. And this prophet of Allah zekeriya his salam, he was from the prophets of belleau Israel in In fact, he's from the important of the elite of the prophets of Israel, because he comes from the lineage of Harun Allah, his Salah, he comes from the lineage of Harun alayhi salam, and thus he has this elite presence in terms of mentioned in the books of Israel him and with bamboo Israel him and when we

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look at his story in the Quran, his story exists in different places. But perhaps the most detailed place of His story is in Surah Maryam and when Allah subhanho wa Taala opens with Miriam and tells us about Zachary and he ceram interestingly, or not, perhaps because this is the way of the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala dives immediately into some real aspect of his life. Right? And we see this with the Quranic stories even with Yusuf Alayhi Salam which are

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entails an entire surah dedicated to the story of one prophet from beginning to end. And this is very unique. There's no surah in the Quran. That is an entire story from beginning to end. You see Allah subhanho wa Taala. Diving straight into a particular specific portion of the story is called a Yusuf Ali Abby. That's how it starts when you said to his father, right, when we look at the story of zecharia Allahu Salam in Surah Maryam Allah subhanho wa Taala after saying Vic Rama to be Capita who's a Korea that's a Korea is a sign of Allah's mercy on Earth, Allah immediately says is neither Bonita and Sofia, Allah tells us immediately that or takes us to the portion of the story where if

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you were a fly on the wall, you would be seeing a man who is old in age, turning to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And privately conversing with Allah.

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We have the series called conversations with Allah. And no doubt the best place of is the Salah. And

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if we look at our sources,

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it's been cited as having a as given an opportunity to a Muslim, to have a conversation with Allah. Many of us we forget this aspect when it comes to the door, we always think the door is about asking and then alarm is answer.

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We forget this element of conversing with Allah. This is part and parcel of the logistics of a doula. It's giving you an opportunity to talk to the Lord of the worlds, many of us brothers and sisters in Islam depends on our character, type and nature, we have this need to converse with someone to have a shoulder for us to cry on to have an ear to hear us out. And this is a sort of solace. And it's a it's a it's a kind of therapeutic process, that you have the ability to speak to someone I mean, sometimes you want someone to listen to you, not because you want them to offer you a solution. You just want to have someone to hear you out. And I'm sure you hear this from your

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wives at home, right? And sometimes they speak to you and then you end up Mashallah coming up with the five point plan three point plan, you know, knowledge strategy execution, we're going to solve this problem and they look at you and say, What's your problem?

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And then you look back dazed. You know, they say,

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running in a maze, using the days and sometimes you have some husbands in the days, right? The the days that but what do you mean? What's the problem? I'm trying to solve your problem? Why are you making me the enemy, so we don't want you to solve our problem. We just wanted to speak, we just want you to use your two ears listen. And for the for them. That's amazing. It's a therapeutic moment, right? So, you know, the sensitivity aspect, the husband's either a high dosage of vitamin s, and vitamin sensitivity. So it's therapeutic to speak to someone. And this is by design. Some people are like this, people have different character types. And Allah subhanho wa Taala is our

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Creator, he knows us better than we know ourselves. He's given us the power to converse with him, that that, you know, times come when we go through some turbulence in our lives, and to help bring some ease to our life. We need to be heard. And there's no one better than Allah subhanho wa Taala to hear you. And even Tamia Rahim Allah. And some of the other scholars they have mentioned, Aki there are aspects that the DA manifests like you believing in the names and attributes of Allah or manifesting that belief. Because if you didn't believe that Allah could hear you, you wouldn't raise your hands and and ask from him, right? And then even taymiyah, when he discusses this point, is Ned

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Bonita and Javier that's allies highlighting that Zachary has calling was a private soft on it wasn't an open heard one. Even Tamia talks about the benefits of a private

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in terms of you manifesting your belief in Allah that Allah can hear and is aligned with who you are, even if you're not audible. Allah knows what's in the hearts and

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a more fancier microphone, but you have no problem. So there's many benefits of the silent door in terms of manifesting your belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah. So Allah highlights that Zakaria calls out to Allah, a private secret.

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Now, no doubt when you contemplate the context of what Allah is sharing with us here and what the courier says next because Allah subhanho wa Taala says that the courier says, boiler up beanie,

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Moomin washed, sushi ba

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ba da ecobee Shakira Subhan Allah, he says to his Allah, he says to his Lord, who he knows, listens to him, and he is him. He says, Oh my Lord, indeed my bones have become weakened and my hairs have become more

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White, however you Allah, irrespective of my circumstance, I will never, ever lose hope in my drive. I will never, ever belittle this chance to converse with you. I will never, ever forget the conversational part of the DA, and this, this this gift that you've given me to speak to you. He mentioned this to his Lord. Now, when you contemplate over this brothers and sisters in Islam, you understand that this is a man who's not making dua to Allah for the first time.

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He has been making this draft for a long time. He's highlighting to align Allah knows all

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about the strength of his bones, or the weakness rather of his bones. Allah knows this before he can say it. And before he knows it, Allah knows the whiteness of his hairs before he even realizes it. But he's highlighting this to Allah. And Allah is highlighting this to us in the story, to teach us that this was a man persistent in his worship, persistent in his door. He never gave up.

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He is old now.

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What is he asking Allah for? What is he pining for? What is he? What is he? What does he desire? And he's turning to a lion constantly turning and constantly turning and constantly turning and asking what is he asking for? Allah says, or releases to us more of his conversation. And as you can see, this is a conversation. He's not asking. He's telling Allah, Allah, my bones are weak. Your lover hasn't become white. Is this a request? Or is this a speech?

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This is a conversation, right? He's talking to Allah. He's saying, Allah says he carries on saying, we're in the area where I work at marotti akhira. He's still talking. He says here Allah, I fear for what will happen after me.

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What is he referencing the scholars of Tafseer say, he's referencing Masjid Al Aqsa,

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because he was a patron of this prayer area.

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And he feared for what will happen after him in terms of the place being abused, in terms of the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala being abused, in terms of the community being abused after him.

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The creality salaam was not happy with what he saw from his people. And he feared that a lack of succession in terms of the good work that he's done, is going to lead to all the good work that he spent his life doing in terms of being in the service in allas. Service, and in allows worship and in the surface of the masjid, that all this good work is going to be undone.

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And this is what the scholars have to say, Why do they highlight this for us? To highlight for us that this was a man not asking Allah for a child because he feared for his wealth. Sometimes you want a son because of the inheritance aspect. Right? Because the son, especially in Islamic faith, we know that our son blocks, we are the male relatives. As long as you have a son, then the brothers don't inherit. And the remainder is taken by the male's the father will get a fixed share. Right? The son and a father is very powerful in terms of the inheritance, lineage. If you pass away and you have a father and son, then the siblings are blocked, any remainder will come to the sons or to the

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Father, as long as they are in the lineage. The only time you proactively look at the brothers and other males, in terms of the inheritance is when there is no father and no son. So in case somebody thinks that the courier is worried about his child,

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the record is set straight, that no is worried about to heat. He's worried about the sincere worship of Allah. He's worried about the correct worship of Allah. He's worried about the sanctity of beta lock this this blessed land that Allah blessed in an ability barrack nafi has Allah tells us in the Quran

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in more than one occasion,

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the land that Allah blesses referencing and oxa is begging Allah subhanho wa Taala for progeny. So now he asks and says, He says, I fear for what's going to happen after me. And then he says, well, kinda tomorrow at ARCA. This is a further conversation. And yeah Allah, it's appeared and apparent. It has appeared and become manifest the apparent that he Allah, my wife is barren.

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She's not carrying a child.

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So what does he say? For hubballi melancholia? So yeah, Allah please bless me from my progeny, someone who will succeed me and this concept of succession planning. I think it's something which is discussed a lot

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Especially in the 21st century, especially in light of good work that people have sweated blood to bring about, you think about what will happen after. Right? And we talk about the corporate world, this concept of succession planning is big is a big discussion, right shares drop, when there's a fear of poor succession planning in in terms of a floated company or organization. Right. And shares rise, when people see a good succession planning, motto and process within the organization. Even in our organizations, even in our massage, there has to be a fluid, correct succession plan in place where people come and continue the vision that has been set and a lot of energy has been spent

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trying to achieve. That's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam spent 23 years on the ground with the Sahaba, training a team that will continue achieving the vision. That is the vision of Islam and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam after him. And that's why we see him making dua to Allah for the Islam of America.

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Even though honourable hottub was attacking the Muslims at that time, not because he was an evil man, but because it was his nature. He was a truth seeker. And he saw Islam as being a means of dividing the community. So he went to war with Islam. And while he's beating the Muslims, to divert anyone else thinking about accepting Islam, because anyone who sees Omar beating people who will say right to forget about it, right? It's not worth it. Right? So while he's doing that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is making throughout for the Islam of Omar, why

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you would probably sit and analyze the situation and say this seems like doesn't make the scene doesn't make sense. But it makes absolute sense to a visionary. Because the visionary knows that the vision I have is too big for one man to achieve in his life.

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It needs the lives of many. So he's making dua to Allah to bring to him a team that will carry on the good work that he started Salama, and he was. So this is what the creality Sam is doing. He's asking Allah subhanho wa Taala for a child. And he says to Allah, Uri, Sunni, or URI through mineralia, qub hora de su Panama, look at the taco. This is taco, he's old. For decades he's asking for a child and now that he's still asked for how this must be, you know this countless times who knows how many times as the love before after he puts his request to Allah and says yeah, Allah progeny that will inherit

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the lineage of jacoba Allah He Sallam he makes to offer this child and says, what was your Allahu Robbie Robbie? Allah make him someone who you pleased with. This is

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this is

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where you ask Allah and you asking in a way, by which you know I was going to give you and you make that manifest by asking Allah subhanho wa Taala for things that you would only ask if you actually had the chat.

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That stalkery Allah give make him a child that you pleased with Subhana Allah, right. So this is the story of this man, that Allah subhanho wa Taala teaches us about in Surah Maryam Now if we go to

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the earliest Buddha's in the Quran, forgot the surah baqarah. Allah tells us again, a snippet from the life of the cariari Salah. And in this snippet, Allah tells us that the Korea was made responsible to look after Maria Maria Sarah, he was responsible for her upkeep as she dedicated herself to the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And Allah tells us that the courier used to bring to her her sustenance, her food, her meal, particular persicaria would find that her sustenance was already provided for her. And some of the scholars of Tafseer say not only was the sustenance there in hammy her up, but she would have season which was sorry, fruits, fruits, which were out of season

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in front of her

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as a courier is obviously he's a prophet of Allah. He knows allies upon label, but he's a human being as well. So he says, Yeah, Maria Mo, and Allah kihavah Hello, Maria, where did you get this from? Where did this come from?

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She says, confidence.

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correlate, who am Angela, this came from Allah. And then she says in the law, yada yada, yada. He said that Indeed, Allah gives us students to whom he was without accountability. So why this is easy for Allah Subhana Allah. Allah tells us in the story that zecharia became inspired by this. He became inspired by the Maria Maria

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Salam gave him an Eman boost and he was a prophet of Allah. We talk about the mind boost today. Because Allah says who nanika as a courier, aka that it was after this with the inspiration from this, that the courier turns to his Lord, and He makes throughout to his Lord, and He says color be heavily laden Korea, Tampa, in Nicaragua, he turns to his Lord and he says, Oh my Lord, give me from your dominion, a righteous offspring. Indeed, you are the one who hears the drought of the quarter.

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I mean, it's as if Zachary is saying Subhan Allah Maria, you have inspired me, you right? If Allah can give you fruits out of season,

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Allah can give me a child.

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So he makes with this debacle, remembering how Abel Allah subhanho wa Taala is upon all things and he makes this to our to Allah. In surah baqarah. Allah goes on to tell us that will mela iica fanedit will Malaika the angels called out to him

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to run him run, the angels call out to Him correct Surah Al Imran, the angels call out to Him.

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But then Allah tells us something interesting.

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Allah says wahoo, aka mo you suddenly feel mihara

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this is this is the point here. In terms of this campaign, there in the Quran, brothers and sisters in Islam, there's nothing excess or extra nothing. And this is from the ages of the Quran, the miraculous nature of the Quran. The scholars of Bulava. They talk about

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this, they talk about it to nab, when you mentioned something more than what's required. And then they mentioned the concept of eerie jazz. When you mentioned something in such a way that it's so perfect, that there's no need to mention even a letter. The Quran is so perfect with this. It's nothing extra in the Quran. The fact that Allah revealed to us and we know that Allah doesn't tell us, you know, every detail of the story. I mentioned to you earlier about Surah Maryam sorry, surah Yusuf, in Surah Yusuf, we said it's a story. It's a sutra dedicated to one story.

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But you don't find Allah subhanho wa Taala saying, and once upon a time, there was this boy, and he lived in a faraway land. And this was the land, and he lived with his father, and he had so many brothers. And then one day he saw in his dream, the sun in the moon, and the 11 stars bowing down. So he woke up suddenly in shock. And he rubbed his baby eyes. And he thought, What is this dream?

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And then he went to brush his teeth. And this was the type of toothbrush that he used. And this was the type of toothpaste and then he decided he was really hungry. So he went for breakfast. Then he said, Oh, let me ask my father about my dream.

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Let us and give us all the side issues. Allah goes straight into the meat of the story is Karla Yusuf Ali Abby, when you said to his father, why? Because this is from the beauty of the Quranic stories as well. When Allah says, We revealed to you the best of all stories, this is from the beauty of the Quranic stories as well. What is what is the one unique quality that the Quranic stories have? That Allah tells you the story, but only the parts that will be a means of you getting to gender, no story can bring that to you. Because only Allah knows what will bring you to gender from the story. Because Allah knows what you need before you know you need it. Only Allah knows

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this. And he's telling you the story subhanho wa Taala no one can tell a story knowing the reality of the listener better than Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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So Allah says, The angels called out to him whilst he was standing, praying in his mirror, in his place of worship, and this has been to knock this beta knock this and many places where different people set their station to pray and worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. Right. So he was praying once the angels called out. And if you ponder over this brothers and sisters in Islam, you get the understanding that with the Korea, it was always a case that he was praying Salah that there was never a good time to call him you couldn't say wait till he finishes praying. He was always praying. So they called out to him while he was praying.

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This is the reality of the man who was having these conversations with Allah. And then in Surah, Allah Moran here, Allah says that the angel said to him, and Allah you ba, ba ba, ba, right? That Allah has blessed you not only with a son, but a son that Allah has named.

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And his name is Yeah,

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his name is Yeah. And in Surah Maryam Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that Allah subhanho wa Taala says he has a Korea in Surah Maria

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It's a lot of talking directly to Zachary, in Surah, and Imran Allah is talking to zecharia via the angels phenethyl Malaika. He said the Quran gives us different context. And we use this part of the story and that part of the story to develop a holistic understanding of exactly what took place that Allah spoke to his prophet via his angels. And Allah says, he has a career in America, the hula mini smooth Yeah, we give you glad tidings of a son, who we've named the here and no one before him has been named with this name.

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Yeah.

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And the scalesia Here comes from this concept or term

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which we

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consider or the concept of being alive.

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And what is the courier asking Allah for foster succession? That is good work remains alive

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to harmala because the relationship between the name

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and the context of the story, that Allah is naming him we are here that we are going to give life to your succession, life to your good work, life to your dreams. And it is said that this yahia passed away as a Shaheed as a martyr.

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Right? And what does Allah say about the martyrs?

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Well,

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Allah refers to them as being alive. So handle law. So perhaps the end of his life and the beginning of his life, not perhaps if we live THROUGH THROUGH THROUGH deliberation and deduction, mental deduction, we can see that the beginning of his life and the end of his life is true to his name. Yeah.

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Right. Allah subhanho wa Taala gives him the sun. You hear Allah He Salah brothers and sisters in Islam, or who are caught in Will you certainly for me?

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This is the reality of the Sunnah. This is the reality of the Salah are servants of Allah, no children of Adam, that this Salah for those who are always upon their Salah, they were decreed to be people of greatness. And if you look at the history of guidance, anyone that you come across as being great, you will see that they had a great relationship with Allah. And you would know that they had a great relationship with Allah How? Because you would look at the quality and quantity of their son.

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This is the reality. And as we take the story brothers and sisters in Islam, we learn how Salah has always been a part and parcel of mankind. Is that something specific to this oma? When Allah tells us about his very early he salam, he tells us about surah

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when Allah tells us about Ibrahim alayhi salam, we learned about Salah for those who go for Hajj Allah says what do you do? The mommy? Ibrahima masala. maqam Ibrahim is a place of Salah.

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here Allah is telling us about the Korea we learn about Salah

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Allah tells us about Maria. She was great and an ayah and Salah was part of her life.

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Allah tells us about the ISA and he said when he spoke from the cradle, Allah in the Abdullah

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Al Kitab Surah Maryam

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or Jelani nebia. vagina Nima Mubarak and Asian Americans. Were also any bisola it was zucchetti madam, this is the baby in the cradle, turning back to Israel. I am Abdullah, the servant of Allah because when Israel said Are you making fun of us, Maria,

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you coming? You pointing to a baby? To answer the question we asking you. How can you point to a baby a baby doesn't speak you taking us for fools. This is Tyler in the Abdullah Subhan Allah and one

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footnote that we can take from this discussion is how he defended to heat before he defended his mother.

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He didn't say a lot he didn't say that. He said the first thing he said I said is this is my mother and she's telling the truth. Now the first thing he said I am the servant of Allah

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is defending the heat before he defended the honor of his mother. Well that's a story for another time inshallah. inshallah we'll be story nights about Elisa Elisa Robin, perhaps she'll have it soon because we know what the holiday next holiday is coming up. It has an attachment to reciting his Salah. He defends Allah before he defends his mother. And then what does he say attorney alakija Look, he's talking about the fifth of the religion and the Akita of the religion. Allah has given me the book and made me a prophet and made me bless it in and of himself or in and of myself. That

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I embrace it to myself and to everyone to everyone that I am around, we're all Sunny, and he's commanded me, the Salah, to pray the Salah, to observe the Salah was zeca and the second, madam to hire for as long as I'm alive, then he says

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that he now he defends his mother, that Allah has commanded me to be good to my mother, and he defends the case of his mother.

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So the son, our brothers and sisters in Islam has been in existence as mankind has, has existed, because this is the connection between man

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and his Lord.

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And in terms of the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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Then this Salah became compulsory during the surah in the Mirage and the Salah refers to the travel by night,

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from machine

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to machine.

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And we know in this journey the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam prayed

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and then the Mirage which is the ascension to the heavens,

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when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam ascends to the heaven heavens, Allah subhanho wa Taala gives him a gift. Note the term gift, gift brothers and sisters in a snap, not a burden. Not an obligation is given as a gift which is an obligation Why? for our benefit, not for most benefit, understand this and understand it well. Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah, He is perfect from ever, and he is perfect forever. Your prostration does not raise his majesty. And your sin does not decrease His Majesty. He was the creator before he created and the Most Merciful before he showed mercy to anybody. Allah doesn't need to do things to grow his portfolio subhanho wa Taala he doesn't need you

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to prostrate so that he can be a law the one who is worshipped. He was the one who is the Who is the most deserving of being worshipped before anyone prostrated on the ground. subhanho wa Taala names and attributes are not a result of his actions.

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like you and me. The titles we hold are a result of our action.

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You can be a doctor, but if you don't practice medicine,

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you'll be called a ceremonial doctor.

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Right? You won't carry the title of being a surgeon until you practice surgery. Does that make sense? Right. I am a graduated judge. But I don't call myself or announce myself as one until I practice judiciary. Does that make sense? a footballer is called a footballer when when they play the sport, isn't it? Right? You think he is called a footballer when he's sitting at home playing it on the Xbox? Say this guy is a footballer? Mashallah, no, he's a game player. That's what he is, until you play the sport you until you manifest the action now you deserve the title. But Allah subhanho wa Taala is different. Allah subhanho wa Taala. His actions are a result of his names. His

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titles are not a result of his actions of Hannah who attack. He was the creator, alcoholic, that was his name. Before he created he never needed to create to be called alcoholic. So Hannah, who is clear, he was perfect. He was perfect from ever and perfect forever. So when Allah gives the seller to the unknown Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam brothers and sisters in Islam.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala is giving it for the benefit of the Ummah, not Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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Understand this and understand it well, and that is why Allah says in Surah Fateha Allah says, Here you have ness

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and to muhfucka Allah, Allah, all mankind, you are all impoverished and poor.

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With regards to your Lord,

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what law who who will honey you have it? But Allah is Allah honey.

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Allah honey, we absolutely rich, perpetually.

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That's Allah.

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And he's an Hamid and we described it today, the owner of all praise, whether you praise Him or you don't praise Him or you pray or you don't pray, or you think or you don't think doesn't affect his reality, He's the owner of all praise.

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This is the reality brothers and sisters in Islam.

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That is the reality. It's not that a law needs us to worship. No this Salah was given

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as a gift to you and I that by we worshiping. We will help

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ourselves and there's nothing greater in terms of helping ourselves besides the Salah as we see from the lives of the MBR mo Salatu was Salam. And this Salah when Allah gave it he gave it as 50 Salawat 50 prayers.

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But we learn, have a conversation between Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam our beloved, and Musa alayhis salam. And Moosa asking Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what did Allah give you? Because Musa perceived this would happen? Because everyone understood that this is a great gift and honor that Allah has given his messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to raise him to the heavens, no one before him experienced this honor. So he said, Allah gave me 50 Salah. So Musa says, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, brother.

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You have to go back and get a reduction.

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You're almost not gonna manage 50

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Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and this is a lesson to us. take advice from experience people. take advice from the elderly. Today I told the youth you know the youth when you speak to them today. They tell you but we know more than our parents. We more educated. We have more technology. We can use the internet quicker that we teach them. Right. So we know more. The advice is backdated. Right? This is not the way of them be it was salatu salam

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salatu wa sallam, they respected age and wisdom. And as I told you today, if you can see further than your father and mother is because you're standing on the shoulders. That's the only reason why. So don't belittle anybody. If it wasn't for them, you wouldn't be where you are. Right? So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam goes back asked for a reduction, Allah reduces it. In some reports say that the reduction happened in fives. And this journey between Musa and Allah happened many a time showing you Subhana Allah just how much respect the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave to the advice of an elder and someone who experienced that every time he went back, Musa said

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they won't manage 40 too much 35 too much 30 too much 25 go back reduction. Trust me, it's not gonna happen

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until it was reduced to five. And some reports state that Moosa asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam to go back and get the further deduction, but the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam felt shy Why? Because Allah gave him as a gift and he said, insha Allah, we shall manage the five

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but alas, mercy upon His Messenger and this oma, Allah decreed that this oma they shall pray five, but Allah will reward them for praying 50 for every one allow will reward them the rewards of

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Subhana Allah brothers and sisters in Islam, and this is the story of the Syrah. So this Salah became compulsory during the surah in the Mirage, but before it became compulsory, the Muslims were praying and we know this from Surah, Muzammil because Allah subhanho wa Taala commands the believers Kumi, Laila Illa, karela and pseudotumor Salman was from the earlier surah is revealed by Allah subhanho wa Taala. He has a close proximity to Accra. Allah says, Yeah, you

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mean pumila illa illa polyfilla newsflow who?

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postman who Connie la OZ de la

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rue de la la says oh, you wrapped in cloth. Why? Because he was he told his wife to cover him because he was shivering after seeing jabril he was scared.

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It was a hot day but he was shivering so he said Cover me cover me. So Allah says, Oh, you wrapped up in blankets wrapped up in covering stand up the night except a little less for who half of it. I mean, who karela are a little bit than half Oh, is it the LA are a little bit more than half Tila Tequila and recite this Quranic clear recitation.

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And Subhana. Allah was pondering over this, that is suited to Muslim men has close proximity to Accra. Then how many are here did the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam have to read really didn't have many I yet.

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But I was telling him Stan the night, half the night, a little bit more, but you only have so little if the Salah will finish so quickly.

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Do we ever think about this,

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but Allah is still telling him to start.

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which teaches us another thing, the concept of pondering over the Quran, because it could only mean that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was repeating the ayah that he received. Not so because he would read it you can finish starting your car or whatever he had from your car, whatever you read from Muzammil start again, start again because you have to last the night, which means he's reading

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He's repeating these ideas, and he's pondering over them. and in it he says to Panama, Allah is telling me to stand, there has to be something in the standing. And that is why he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would stand and stand and stand until his feet would swell, and I shadow the law and I will say, oh messenger of Allah, surely It's enough Your feet are swelling, and he would say, a fella. Aku abdon Shakira should not be a grateful slave to my note.

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But no matter how long I stand, and nothing, show gratitude.

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So we learn from this, that Salah had a presence before the surah in the Mirage, and the scholars differ in terms of how did it have its presence. Some scholars have said that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the Muslims had to pray twice, to rock it in the morning and to rock it in the evening. Because Allah says was a big bill, actually even a burqa, and this reference is the beginning of the day and the end of the day. So there is to pray to in the morning and to in the evening. Allah knows best we don't have details about this. But when Allah gave Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the Salah, and it was compulsory, as Ibn Rajab says that there is a

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consensus of the scholars that the Salah became compulsory during the era in the Mirage, yes, the scholars differ as to when was the era era in the Mirage era, Himalayan as they say it happened one and a half years before his life. So we're talking about if we rounded up to two years, about the 11th year after he became a prophet, the Salah became compulsory. And

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Emanuel Rahim Allah He says that jabril came the next morning to teach the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the timings of the Salah.

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And it is said that the first Salah prayed after it became compulsory in terms of its time, was that the whole Salah that the first synergy taught the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the Salah after midday, and then he would teach him to pray at the beginning time and at the end of the time, of all the prayers and he would tell him that these are the periods that the Salah would last.

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Okay. Also we learned that when Allah gave the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the Salah, it became compulsory in tos. It was only done in tos every Salah was two units of prayer until after migration to Medina. After migration to Medina we learned in the Hadith, of the Allahu Allah, that Allah subhanho wa Taala then left fudger as to what made the horse as for us or as for McRib, s3 and Asia as for However, for the traveler, the old Rule of Two for every for prayer applied.

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So when we travel we pray to for door to for answer to for Asia. So it was a concession for the traveler, but for the resident, then it became for and Subhanallah we see this brothers and sisters in Islam, how Allah subhanho wa Taala brought the Salah into the lives of the oma that as the oma had the platform to develop into a greater community and to develop the doorway in a greater way Allah increase the Salah, and this is what we learn brothers and sisters in Islam, that if we want to progress in any way, the Salah has to exist as the bare minimum. And if you the greater you want to progress, you have to increase praying that salah and think about this, that Allah subhanho wa

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Taala gave the under 50 Salah, Allah knew it was going to end up being five and he was going to reward the Ummah for 50. But why did Allah give His Messenger 50 at first and make this knowledge known to us? ponder over this brothers and sisters in Islam and Pando with the story of Zachary. Why would Allah make 50 known to us and make His Messenger go up and down getting a reduction and at the end reward us for 50 for only praying five? Why, why not just give five initially and say the mercy of Allah mandates you get 50 and that's the end of it, to teach us what brothers and sisters in Islam, that the five compulsory prayers are the minimum, Allah wants more. Allah wants more. He

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wants the sooner and he wants you to do more with your time that connects you to him in terms of the vicar in terms of doing the hour in terms of doing charity. Islam doesn't want you to be a happy go lucky lackadaisical kind of human being No, it's not want you to be a man of action and a woman of action that whenever someone sees you, they see a member of the Ummah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on a mission.

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That is the reality why we were given 50 because if you had 50, let's face it, you would be praying the whole day and the whole night.

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So it's five to facilitate other things, but those other things should be proactive as well. So this is the story of the saga brothers and sisters in Islam, that the more you want to progress, the more you have to pray it when Medina became an environment for the expansion of the oma

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Allah

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Salah,

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and when makup became a place of great difficulty for the oma, Allah told his messenger to stand the night in prayer. And this is why the scholars say brothers and sisters in Islam, that the training of a believer to carry the legacy of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is in standing the 19th this is where you train. And for anyone here, who's working in the data, you have a dour project, you are volunteer, maybe you are a trustee, you are a senior member, irrespective of your position. If you working in this data, and you don't have a standing with Allah in the last third of the night, then you're failing at your job, and you're failing at your task. Why? Because the training

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place for

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the day, for the one looking to be diligent with the legacy of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is in standing the night with the Quran recited clearly, for the sake of the Lord of the worlds of Anahata. This is our large chain this messenger very early on stand the night, this is your gym. This is your diet. This is your regime. This is your program. This is your program for you to manage what's happening. And a lot of times in fact, to plan a life we read further in certain resemble what does Allah say? Why does after Allah tells him to spend the night in all this that Allah shares with his messenger? What does Allah say, in La kekkonen Sakina, we telling you to do this, because

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we're going to reveal to you a weighty word, the score, it is going to be revealed to you it's heavy, you got to have the muscles and the shoulders to carry it, you got to train to carry it. And that happens.

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You got to have the muscles and the strength, to be able to carry its meanings, and to teach its meanings and to put into practice, its implications you got to train for that is going to happen in the head. And that is our law you've never from my observation. I've never come across anyone who is good with the 200 except that Allah has opened upon them great openings.

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And sometimes we've handled it gets to a phase whereby when I see someone who Allah has showered great success upon with him and his family and his efforts. There's only one question left for me to ask, What time do you wake up attached?

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That's it. Because the success has come to them because of the meeting with Allah. So brothers and sisters in Islam, this is a story of Sarah, and a story of success. And a story of why you need to be upon your son out all the time. Every time you know a small bit of a backer, she passed away in old age it is said that when she passed away she had a teeth intact

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and her body intact. And in her old age they were shocked that so Pamela so old but so strong. They asked her, they said How did you how do you manage to be like this? Obviously, this was an age of no hospitals, no medicine, no nothing, no checkups, no cholesterol, checks, no blood tests, nothing. You get. Nothing, nothing was happening. But Mashallah she lived to an old agent and she was independently strong, even in a physical condition. And you know what she said? She said, we used to look after Allah when we were young. So Allah looked after us when we were old.

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How did we look after Allah when we were young, by praying the Salah. That's what we used to do. We used to pray the Salah, and when we finished wish to pray again. So Allah looked after us when we were old, many a time parents they speak to me as well, our youth, our youth, my children, my children share, what can we do? I say, brother, put your son and daughter in the service of Allah. Because as the pious before us used to say, whoever puts their children in the service of Allah, Allah will fix their dunya and, and voila, he will be late. He went to La Jolla ask, how much in need of our dunya being fixed are we in today? We need divine intervention, right? That's what we

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say. We need divine intervention. Well, there you go. Brothers and sisters in Islam. If there's one thing you can give your child, give them the love for Salah. Give them the love for this for the Salah. In the Salah is everything. It is the pillar that holds up the deen. I said to you earlier today, the first thing she upon steals from your Salah is the who Sure. And after that he will steal your Salah, and after that he will steal your religion, all of it. Right? All of success is in the Salah. And we have countless virtues in terms of the virtues of the Salah. We don't have a session today to take into consideration the spiritual virtues but I'm sure you have set many a lecture and

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you've heard how the Salah washes away your sins. You've heard how the Salah is a means of you having a conversation with Allah. You've heard how the Salah is a means of you having light in your grave and live on the day of dharma. You've heard how the Salah is a means of intercession for you on the DF tm. You've had immense virtues, how the Salah deletes your mind the sins that happened between the nostalgia and the Sunnah free chance

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That you observed fudger and then you observed over all the minuses between the two, Allah deletes it for you. Well Juma to Elijah cafaro to Nima Bina Houma between the two Juma as well, Allah deletes the minus since you've heard countless virtues, but Subhana Allah, what more do you need to understand that you know what? I need? No more convincing. This is a no brainer. I gotta get it done. Enough is enough. Right? Enough is enough. lm Yeah, Nina Nina Manu, and Tasha kulu boom, Lizzie karela. Woman Sal Amina, as Allah says in his book has a time and remember the Sahaba is received this is so they are the first people receiving it. And Allah is telling them has a time not

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come for the people who have believed for the hearts to have Hoshyar because of this revelation in what it commands you to do.

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Has the time not come? When is the time going to come? How many more lectures do you need? How many more customers do you need? How many more lessons do you need? Yes, we should have the hook verse and the lessons and the campaigns because Allah says we're the key to finding the secret and found meaning the reminder benefits the people. But really is this a reminder, it can only be a reminder if you're already doing it.

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For most of us, it's a lesson always.

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Allah says

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Well, I aku nucala Dino takita macabre.

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says Don't be like the people of the book before.

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Paula Ali, Ahmed, they became a victim of time.

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They became servants of the timetable of the world.

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They became servants of, of the timetables that were in play, because of the desire for financial standing and material well being and job security and promotion and climbing the corporate ladder and whatever it may be, they became a victim of time, focus at Hulu, boom. So the heart became hardened. And today I spoke to you about the heart. For those who are present for those who weren't listened to the recording when we spoke about

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we spoke about a moment never we and an example from his life, about the protection of the heart and how the heart needs to be protected to protect the Sunnah.

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Allah says focus at

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the hearts became hardened. And what happened with Kathy Roman whom fasciae Kuhn as a result, many of them just fell into sin and they began saying,

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There's nothing worse than a heart heart. And there's nothing that fertilizes your heart quicker than the scorpion in the sun.

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And there's no Salah without

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a law tells us about Israel, in Surah Al Baqarah. After they almost didn't take that after they almost didn't follow through with the command of Allah and slaughter the cow that Allah told them to slaughter. Allah says after you finally did it, your hearts became hardened. For here kill hegira your hearts were like rocks. Allah says, Oh, I should do cassava. In fact, harder than hearts harder than rocks harder than rocks. Why? Because rocks are better than hard hearts.

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Have you ever thought about why Allah tells us about different rocks in certain Baqarah so many, three types of rocks Allah tells us about why to teach us that rocks benefit you but a hardhat doesn't have losses. We're in the middle

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of a German Hill and half. There are some rocks they split open and rivers flow through them. They benefit. We're in the Minghella Chicago Fire.

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There's some rocks, you tap them and you created an opening and water seeps out and you benefit from it.

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We're in the mean hell am I happy to minutia Tila, there's some rocks you see flowing down the hills, out of the Hershey of Allah, those are beneficial rocks. You see them flowing the fear of loss of Anahata Allah, they fear the message of the Quran as Allah says no and zelina head Al Quran, Allah Japan, Laura Ito Harsha if we reveal the Quran in a mountain, it would have crumbled out of Russia, it would have submitted in submission to the Lord of the worlds rocks are better than a hardhat. But as always, the Quran never puts us in a state of despair. For even in Surah, two headed the surah in which I recited to the ayah from Allah straight after telling us about hard hearts, he

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says l Mo. And no and Allahu Allah,

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that Allah gives life to dead land after it's dead, meaning Allah will give life to your dead heart after it's dead, whenever in the state of despair Alhamdulillah with the Quran, and as long as we are breathing, brothers and sisters, enough is enough. The time has come has the time not come indeed it has. How long do we have to select to Asia?

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or How long do I have for this lecture for the homayoun

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another 15 pipe before we end brothers and sisters in Islam

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Have, I promised you in the hood by yesterday to share with you some physical benefits of the seller, some physical benefits of the seller and I've jotted some points down after pondering over the prayer because as I said, hamdullah we've heard the spiritual benefits and are insha Allah is going to inspire us now. But let's get inspired by some of the physical, more tangible aspects of the prayer. This prayer brothers and sisters in Islam is a complete training module for us, right in terms of our journey to the Hereafter, as well as in terms of our journey in this world. For this prayer teaches us many physical aspects that you and I need to succeed in life, and I'm going to

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share with you 10 if not 11 being the lighted

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number one, the Salah teaches us punctuality.

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It teaches us punctuality because jabril came and taught the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam The Times specifically, accurately, and then Allah in his book says in the salata cabinet, and mini Nikita makuta that indeed the Salah has been prescribed at fixed times. A Muslim can never be poor with his or her time management. You can't Why? Because from young you are you are constantly and consciously being trained to be aware of time

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your appointment with

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constantly brothers and sisters in Islam and that is why it pains the heart when we hear you know, brothers and sisters joking about the new time entry it's called m s t Muslim standard time and the love of Christ What are you laughing about that you say brother? We'll meet you at this time you say brother chef, which timezone are we using? Hmm, which timezone What do you mean the Muslim standard timezone? Because that means inshallah, inshallah, you tell someone, what time are we meeting, they say 2pm 2pm inshallah, which inshallah Now we also have insha Allah has become from the conspicuous words, there's insha Allah, yes, there is inshallah No, there's inshallah maybe so it is today

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inshallah. inshallah we know it's going to be no, and then you don't meet your appointments.

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Why would you do this?

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And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that from the signs of nofap is to break your promises. When you give someone your word, that this is the time that is your promise. Salah teaches us punctuality. Number two, Salah teaches us unity, and that is when we pray in the masjid because Salah teaches us the concepts of unity and rids us off those concepts that breed racism and complexes. Why? Because Allah gathers us in the masjid, irrespective of our name, irrespective of our fame, irrespective of our financial standing material well being there is no line for the rich people in line for the poor people in line for the colored people in line for the non colored

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people. There's nothing like that everyone stands whether you your overall or whether in your in your designer suit, you stand shoulder to shoulder with no gaps. You can push yourself away with it. No this person you know, I can't be seen with him. So I'm no gaps shoulder to shoulder, straight lines in front of the Lord of the worlds Allah subhanho wa Taala. In fact, this standing together in the Salah is so important that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said is from the correctness of the Salah for ineta sweet, a soft mean karma is Salah woman, Salah amin, aka Miss Salah different narrations about this. The straightening the rose is from the correctness of the prayer.

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So Salah teaches us unity and to avoid having superiority complexes and to the end to to develop within yourself the qualities of humbleness and the qualities that make you even better in terms of being an interdependent being, which is what we are brothers and sisters in Islam.

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So Salah teaches us this.

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In fact, Salah teaches us there's unity to the level that we create bonds

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of interdependency and support for we know at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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they would look at who wasn't in the masjid and go visit them. Because they knew if he's fine, he's here. And because they were frequently together, they knew each other's faces.

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In fact, there was a companion that locked himself in the home because Allah revealed an area later for SWAT to come focus on the Navy, his name escapes, escapes my prefrontal cortex, we spoke about the prefrontal cortex earlier.

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When a lot of you don't raise your voice over the voice of the messenger, he became sad and he feared that this was about him because when he spoke he would naturally have a loud voice and they knew that Mashallah you know,

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Less blessed him when he speaks his like microphone automatic. So he stayed in his home scared and how and when we look at the narration he said that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam took notice that he's not around. Where is he? Where did this notice come from? From the fact that he's not in the masjid ways? So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam goes to see him He says, Yeah, oh prophet of Allah. After I heard this, I feared it was about me. So I, I'm sad and I'm staying away.

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So that I don't displease Allah. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells him this is not about you, and you from the people of gentlemen.

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gives him testimony on Earth from the mouth of the messenger. sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So Salah teaches us unit that's number two. Number three, Salah teaches us humbleness, why you got to look down?

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Why you can't be picky with which position you stand in the masjid in the masjid. You got to lower your gaze.

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You got to listen to the instruction of the email humbles you.

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Right. There's rules and regulations in terms of how you can correct the email you have to follow them. You humble you always kept in your place. You know that statement? Hashtag stay in your lane. Yes, Salah hashtag teaches us to stay in our lane.

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That's from the benefit of the center. And also in the center. You keep saying Allahu Akbar this humbles you. Because every time you think you something, you remind yourself of why is great. So you remind yourself of your place. So Salah teaches you humbleness, this is a physical benefit of the Salah. That every time you move, you say Allahu Akbar, Allah is greater, Allah is greater, Allah is greater. The most recurring Vicar of the Salah is the taquile Allahu Akbar, Allah is greater than me than my desires than my money than my family than my children. Allah is greater than everything. It puts you in your place.

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From the benefits of the Salah is that Salah teaches you leadership, and this is for the one who leads the prayer. Because for the Imam, he has to be a leader. And that's why our missionaries in Saudi Arabia, they would also tell us when they would advise us when we come leaving Saudi Arabia to go back home, they say what will you do? Will you be an email?

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Then they advise you that if you don't have the ability to lead don't become an email?

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Because many people think email is only the guy the person who needs the five times Allah in the masjid. No, no, no. It's not the Imam. The Imam is the one who sets the agenda for the community. That is the email.

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That is the email. And by the way, he leads the Salah

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if he's available, especially in today's context, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the Imam of the oma. He was the first leader of the Muslims. And he would lead the prayer. Nobody says he was a man because he led the prayer. Sometimes we lose our paradigms. And we, we our paradigm shift and we forget certain realities. So the map needs to have leadership qualities and Salah teaches you this why the image needs to be audible it needs to be and when he announces it, he needs to announce it in a commanding way.

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Number one, number two, he needs to have executive abilities. Why? Because if a child is crying, he needs to make an executive decision to shorten the prayer. That's his responsibility. He needs to make an executive decision if he sees elderly people behind him to decide how long the taraweeh will be. He needs to have that power and the knowledge and the leadership and the ability.

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There has to be an executive side to him. Salah teaches you leadership.

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He decides whether he's dealing the solid today or making the solid at the beginning of its time. He makes the decision. He looks at the community maybe they're too tired. We won't delay Russia today. We will pray earlier. He has to make the decision. It's raining outside. Will it prevent people coming from Asia we will join Muslim and Asia that's the man you see the executive side of the Imam Salah teaches you leadership.

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Yes, if the court if the congregation behind you corrects you and you believe you are right and they are wrong. You have the executive power to overrule them.

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That's what the email and everyone has to follow. Nobody can start doing their own cell at the back. They have to find out if they don't disinfo

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the Sunnah teaches you leadership. The Salah teaches you cooperation. How? Because the Salah teaches us about how to follow leadership.

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That's cooperation that only when the Imam moves then you move you can't beat the map.

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If you beat the map you sinful and there's a punishment for it.

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Right if the man forgets cooperation, there's a way to correct him there's rules and regulations. So you cooperate as as as as muscle is behind the Imam Salah teaches us the concept of cooperation. You see the Salah is a system not just an obligation, he will think Salah obligation it's a system brothers and sisters in Islam by what is another

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benefit of solid solid teaches us how to be a team to be an effective team member how to be a competent team member that you might have your views but at the end of the day, there's the Amir

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and you follow that

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you might feel the Salah is too long can you just decide to not go into Roku and then finish the salah and walk away? No, you have to stand patiently behind them it

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is going to read surah baqarah and Ronnie Monica

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You follow?

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Right? competency in in your in your in your in terms of being a team member then also you have to follow the Imam when he says Allahu Akbar you can keep on standing for three seconds, four seconds you sinful you have to immediately prostrate that's following the lead following the direction of the leader that's being an effective team member. You follow what your line manager says and you see oh and your CEO and so on and so forth. You follow the rule of command Salah teaches you this if you praying Salah consciously you learn the good habits imagine you pray five times a day what kind of character you instilling into yourself Have you ever thought about the Salah like this? It's a

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system. The Salah also teaches us brothers and sisters in Islam to be a person on the move. Not to be stagnant. Lazy, you see in the Salah. There is never a time when you quiet when you standing you praying when you prostrating you praying when you bowing you praying when you standing you praying between the two sujood there's a vicar when you sitting in tashia hood there's a thicker at the end of the Salah there's a vicar Do you have a moment when you just purely silent doing absolutely nothing in your Salah? No.

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Salah teaches you to be to be proactive person on the move. A man on a mission a woman on a mission as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam always was

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Salah teaches you as well, to be dynamic and not static. It teaches you that you shouldn't do one thing the same way all the time. Otherwise you'll get bored. That's what Allah doesn't say just stand throughout the Salah. He says now bow worship Allah standing, but now it's enough worshiping bowing. Now it's enough worship you sitting now it's enough worshiping prostrating, it's all worship, but it's done in a dynamic way in different ways. Can you see this? So even in your life, for you with your studies for the youth that are here, sometimes study as a group, sometimes study by yourself sometimes study outside in the garden, sometimes study in your room, sometimes study

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through watching something sometimes study through listening to something be dynamic in your approach, so you're not consumed by boredom, the Salah teaches you this.

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The Salah also teaches us that we should have rest in our lives that as you should be productive, but don't forget your body has rest. Why? When you rest you come back stronger. So the Salah gives us rest after Haruka semi Allah holy man hamidah. The scholar say this is a resting place in the solar. The solar gives us the rest when between the two sujood they say that sitting is a sitting of rest.

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And sometimes there's a jealousy stare aha that has been reported from the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam after the second sujood before you stand up there is the sitting of rest. If you read in four units of prayer after two units, Allah gives you a sitting of rest.

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Why don't you just stand up for the third no sit, rest now go to the next.

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Salah teaches you the importance of rest but Salah also teaches you that your rest cannot be longer than your action. Do you sit longer in Salah know some people say the chef said the Salah says restaurants I'm sleeping eight hours 10 hours 12 hours then I wake up do two hours work then sleep for another 12 hours. Tirana Salah teaches you It teaches you that you should rest but only enough to come back stronger.

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You see the ratio of rest in your Salah in comparison to action. Maybe we should do a research on this in terms of sleep management. Some people write degrees on this maybe think about it. The ratio of rest periods in Salah to the rest of the Salah in determining maybe it's a topic Allah Allah

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they what are the Salah teachers, Salah teaches us to be people of good speech because throughout the Salah you only reciting the praises of Allah subhanho wa Taala or the Quran and that's it is nothing else. In fact, according to some scholars who say you are allowed to

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mentioned or you're allowed to use another language in Salah some scholars say it's only for the doula after you complete the compulsory parts in Arabic like you in sujood and you say Subhana Allah Allah three times. Now you want to make dua and you don't know Arabic so you make it in English for example, some scholars permit this, but only if it's

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not no your other speech. teaching you to always speak a good word to all

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We speak a goodly word, and the goodly word will take you to Gen as Allah says in the Quran. Well who do you know? The people of Jenna were guided to a goodly word when they lived in the dunya This is what the Torah teaches you brothers and sisters in Islam teaches you to always be good or keep quiet. That's it. And last but not least, the Salah teaches us peace and unity. We spoke about unity but peace in terms of formulating this unity. Why? Because at the end of the Salah, you say a salam o Alaikum warahmatullah assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah. Why are you reciting this? Because some of the scholars say or they've cited the wisdom behind the Salaam is when you in the JAMA, you are

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making dua for those on your right and your left.

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And this is unity, and this is peace, you spreading peace. In fact, before the Salah, you say a Salam or Elena or Allah, Allah has fallen in the Salah, not so. Sara, Mo, Elena, peace be upon us and upon the righteous servants of Allah. So in your Salah, you are spreading peace by asking Allah Are you making dua to Allah to shower peace upon all the righteous Muslims, meaning everyone next to be in the masjid and everyone at home and everyone reading Salah all over the globe? How amazing is this Allah, Allah, 4 million people are eating in the harem, and each and every one of them say Allah, Allah he saw the hint that B's peace be upon the righteous servants of Allah they're making

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dua for us here sitting in Birmingham

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and we make into our for them sitting in the heart of how beautiful is the Salah How beautiful is it when you understand the Salah How can you be jealous of your fellow Muslim brother or sister because you remember that my brother makes do out for me my system is derived from How can I be How can I allow hatred to increase between me and him or me and how can I allow this every ceramic to our for me and then Allah forces you every solid to make to offer them you can say a ceramic Elena or Allah, Evangeline saline except this person this person you can't do that.

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You see this resin sisters in Islam this Salah is a system

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Leila subhanho wa Taala ganders the understanding

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brothers and sisters in Islam it's been a great pleasure being here with you all. And I started our series together praising Allah for giving us an opportunity to do that our to the second pillar of Islam.

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And at the end of this journey, I say Alhamdulillah Mata masala hat, praises belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala because it's with his decree that goodness becomes complete. And in terms of my journey here, This marks the completion of the journey the campaign for Salah will continue inshallah, right, but in terms of my journey here,

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it's come to an end. ask Allah subhanho wa Taala at this juncture, to accept our deeds and forgive our mistakes and to accept all the Salah. We've prayed throughout our lives to forgive us for the weaknesses in those centers. ask Allah Subhana Allah Allah to forgive us for the solace that we didn't pray and ask him to reward us as if we prayed it because we regret our past and we promise a lot to have inspired futures with regards to the Salah. mean May Allah make us a people that are forgiven upon our departure and the people that hears a good word and follows it. We are loss of Hannah who Allah

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cause us to die upon salah and whilst he's pleased with us, and grant us the grave which is a garden from the gardens of Jenna, and Granta shade underneath is on the day of tm and grant us our book of deeds in our right hands. And may Allah gave us in gender in alpha dose.

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The same way he has gathered us here over the weekend in greenlight Masjid, so that perhaps we could meet Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and tell him of the fine weekend we spent one day in the dounia learning about Salah from the inheritance that he left behind salallahu alayhi wasallam and perhaps how that might have been the means for us to enter that intelligence. I mean, your brothers and sisters in Islam everything correct said is from Allah alone and he's perfect in any mistakes for myself and shavonne and asked his forgiveness. I love you all for the sake of Allah and I express a heartfelt gratitude to green lane machines and their team for their hospitality and also

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for being a means to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala here in Birmingham on this weekend by teaching you about the sada the Kabbalah Lamanna welcome Salah man. I mean, Osama Osama Baraka Nabina Muhammad Ali, he was